openVA: Automated Method for Verbal Autopsy

Implements multiple existing open-source algorithms for coding cause of death from verbal autopsies. The methods implemented include 'InterVA4' by Byass et al (2012) <doi:10.3402/gha.v5i0.19281>, 'InterVA5' by Byass at al (2019) <doi:10.1186/s12916-019-1333-6>, 'InSilicoVA' by McCormick et al (2016) <doi:10.1080/01621459.2016.1152191>, 'NBC' by Miasnikof et al (2015) <doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0521-2>, and a replication of 'Tariff' method by James et al (2011) <doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-31> and Serina, et al. (2015) <doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0527-9>. It also provides tools for data manipulation tasks commonly used in Verbal Autopsy analysis and implements easy graphical visualization of individual and population level statistics. The 'NBC' method is implemented by the 'nbc4va' package that can be installed from <>. Note that this package was not developed by authors affiliated with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and thus unintentional discrepancies may exist in the implementation of the 'Tariff' method.

Version: 1.1.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.1)
Imports: InterVA5 (≥ 1.0.1), InSilicoVA (≥ 1.1.3), InterVA4 (≥ 1.7.3), Tariff (≥ 1.0.1), ggplot2, crayon, cli, methods
Suggests: covr, nbc4va, testthat, R.rsp, knitr
Published: 2024-01-29
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.openVA
Author: Zehang Richard Li, Jason Thomas, Tyler H. McCormick, Samuel J. Clark
Maintainer: Zehang Richard Li <lizehang at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: openVA citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: openVA results


Reference manual: openVA.pdf
Vignettes: Getting started with openVA


Package source: openVA_1.1.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): openVA_1.1.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): openVA_1.1.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): openVA_1.1.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): openVA_1.1.2.tgz
Old sources: openVA archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: CrossVA
Reverse enhances: nbc4va


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